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Emergency Window By Ross Sutherland

Emergency Window by Ross Sutherland

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Summary

Welcome to a science fiction reality of mirrors, windows and menacing simulacra - where nothing is as it seems. In this ambitious and long-awaited second full collection, Sutherland interrogates the language of authenticity, presenting the poet as an anxious, disorientated collaborator trapped in a world of hacked computers and digital avatars.

Emergency Window Summary

Emergency Window by Ross Sutherland

Welcome to a science fiction reality of mirrors, windows and menacing simulacra - where nothing is as it seems. In this ambitious and long-awaited second full collection, Sutherland interrogates the language of authenticity, presenting the poet as an anxious, disorientated collaborator trapped in a world of hacked computers and digital avatars. Emergency Window features new poems alongside excerpts from two recent sequences, including a hilarious and strangely prescient version of Little Red Riding Hood, a poem written using Google Streetview, sonnets inspired by the Street Fighter 2 video game, and a sequence of computer-generated translations of classic literature. Surreal, funny, intelligent and experimental, these poems chart a search for meaning in a disintegrating world.

Emergency Window Reviews

Lucid observations, smart conceits and insight into the contemporary world as a fragmented, self-constructed thing. - The Independent The images cohere and expand, making gloriously relevant new ones; the crows rising up in omen as ornate costumes burn is undercut by the pile of singed polyester flares and pink Mia Wallace wigs. Neither image can flatten the other, both floundering in the disconnect between feeling and circumstance. - Exeunt Magazine These poems have a particular beauty, liberated from any notion of original meaning which clears space for new, surprising significance. [... Sutherland's] engagement with the hyper- and sub-real is subtle and enjoyable. - The Literateur

About Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. A former lecturer in electronic literature at Liverpool John Moore's University, Ross works as a freelance journalist and tutor in creative writing. His first collection, Things To Do Before You Leave Town, was published in 2009, followed by the limited edition mini-book Twelve Nudes in 2010 and the e-book Hyakuretsu Kyaku in 2011. Ross is a member of live literature collective Aisle 16, and has toured solo and collaborative shows nationally and internationally.

Table of Contents

555 Richard Branson The Rioter's Prayer Emergency Window You Made Something of Yourself Your Future with Us M-Bison Ox Zangief Infinite Lives Staples Poem Heard on Heart 105 Poem Looked Up on Google Streetview B-Side from Twelve Nudes: The Path Made Straight The Prison Librarian Chun Li The Circus E. Honda Poet in Residence in a Toyshop at Midnight Blanka The End of Our Marriage Dedication Liverish Red-Blooded Riffraff Hoo-ha The National Language: Child Emptying the Hundred Internals of Quebec Inside the Inverted Railroad of the Bilge New Editions of Windows It was Burnt from Displacement Two Seconds of the Future The 1,802 Londons Vorgefuehl

Additional information

GOR004922852
9781908058027
1908058021
Emergency Window by Ross Sutherland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penned in the Margins
2012-08-16
80
N/A
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